The Official 2018 SwimSwam Women’s NCAA Predictions Index


As we tick down the days to the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.

Don’t miss a moment of our preview action and the concurrent comment section discussion – you can bookmark this page, which will be updated with links to each preview as we publish them. Disagree with our winner picks? Well, they are infallible, but if you really don’t buy it, you can leave your own picks, predictions and expectations in the comments.

Below are all of the events in their NCAA order, broken down by day. You can click on the event name and follow the link to our full preview and check out our picks for the entire top 8.

Event Winner
800 Free Relay  Stanford
200 Free Relay California
500 Free Katie Ledecky, Stanford
200 IM Ella Eastin, Stanford
50 Free  Simone Manuel, Stanford
400 IM Katie LedeckyStanford
100 Fly  Erika Brown, Tennessee
200 Free Mallory Comerford, Louisville
100 Breast Lilly King, Indiana
100 Back  Kathleen Baker, California
1650 Free Katie Ledecky, Stanford
200 Back Kathleen Baker, California
100 Free Simone Manuel, Stanford
200 Breast Lilly King, Indiana
200 Fly Ella Eastin, Stanford
400 Free Relay Stanford

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Ballsy putting Ledecky to win the 1650.

#36 seed Peyton Palsha (FR-Arkansas) for the win in the 1650 over Katie Ledecky! #upset #gobigorgohome


Reporter: What’s your prediction for the distance races?
Katie Ledecky: Prediction?
R: Yes, prediction.
KL: Pain.

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